Thinking like a Data-Driven Guy for Dropbox

dropbox

When I used Dropbox for the first time from my Linux box, it was a shining moment for me. In that time, I was looking precisely for a solution for my files that I used to let behind always in my USB memory. For every Linux user, which many of them loves Open Source software; collaboration is an important issue, and Dropbox came to save my work a lot of times, because the platform itself, is a synonym of collaboration, and this is one of the reason why I love the platform.

The other reason why I love the platform, that they use my favorite programming language for the core development of the proprietary synchronization daemon: Python, and 2012, Guido, the creator of the language was included in Dropbox’s payroll: Just awesome !!!

So, I want to do my little contribution to the platform, writing some ideas how to improve it and the business itself. I will divide this in some key points:

  • Improve blogging frequency in Tech’s blog about Data Science at Dropbox
  • Improve user engagement in Mobile devices using Localytics services
  • Hire to Greg Nudelman like consultant to improve Dropbox for Android, and work with Mailbox’s team for Android-based version
  • Build a high class Data Science team to get more useful and better insights from Dropbox massive data sets
  • Improve Marketing efforts using Inbound Marketing techniques focused on Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogging, ebooks, etc

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Umbrella by OpenDNS: Where Big Data and Security walk together

Umbrella by OpenDNS

Like I said in a post before, Crime As A Service grows everyday exponentially in every country of this world, and everyday new kind of attacks, new kind of ways to steal information come to the light.

There is an amazing battle between organizations, companies and hackers around the globe; and of course, to win this war, you have to choose wisely your tools. I blogged about Splunk Security; today it’s the turn for another big player in this field: Umbrella by OpenDNS.

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The Upcoming Big Wave: Mobile Analytics

Mobile Analytics

The Mobile Marketing Economic Impact study, directed by Peter A. Johnson, PhD and Joseph Plummer, PhD, both Adjunct Professors from the Columbia University in New York showed up in my inbox; in a combined news from Business Insider´s BII MOBILE INSIGHTS, where from WIRED, came the first interview to Sundar Pichai like the new Android’s boss at Google.

This made me to think to write a post about why I think that Mobile Analytics is the next Big Wave for business.

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Choosing a MPP database is incredibly hard

Like the title says, to choose an enterprise-level Massive Parallel Processing (MPP) database is actually a big headache for every Data Science Manager; basically because there are very good choices around the tech world.

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Fighting Cybercrime with Splunk Security Analytics

Splunk

There are many industries which are in total explosion: Real State, Marketing Analytics, Retail, Recruiting Services, Big Data Analytics; but these are the good guys. There are other guys which are using its deep knowledge about Security, Hacking, Cracking, Phishing to take advantage of the popularity of these industries to cut a big slide of the pie and make money from that. A new kind of business have born: Crime as a Service (CaaS).

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MSBA from NYU Stern: Born to shape Data Science Leaders

NYU Stern School of Business

Some days ago, I wrote a Tweet message that changed my perspective about Business Analytics. That message was sent to Anindya Ghose (@aghose), a professor of the well known New York Stern School of Business and Co-director of the Center for Business Analytics in the same institution. He is an expert in Social Media Analytics, Advertising effectiveness (one of the my favorite research fields), Mobile Advertising market and a lot of amazing stuff that you will amazed for his commitment.

But, he is not alone. With him, there are other brilliant minds working all together to create an amazing Master degree in Business Analytics. Who are? I will mention just two: Sinan Aral, another research leader in Social Networks, Social Media and Digital Strategy, and a Microsoft Faculty Fellow, who wrote an amazing article about the Power of Influence in Social Marketing in the Harvard Business Review, and the professor Vasant Dhar who is the Head of the Information Systems Group at New York University Stern School of Business. Dr. Dhar’s research is focused on Data-driven predictive analytics in Finance, Healthcare, and Social Phenomena. Continue reading “MSBA from NYU Stern: Born to shape Data Science Leaders”

Kaggle + KDnuggets: The perfect couple for Data Scientists

Kaggle + KDnuggets

Analytics-based Products: From Hard Science to Massive Revenue

Product analytics

Data-Driven Products are the Future in Business

Data is everywhere; in every thing that we do today; there is a piece of data which is been collected to improve our life or make it worst ( See the The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, “2012 Report to the Nations”). Many organizations have begun to use its rich data silos to create more value for us. The WEB is full of great examples.

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2013: A great time to be a Data-Driven person

Data Science

Searching the web, I found in KDnuggets, the great Data Mining portal, that 2013 is the Year of Statistics. Even, there is a video about the topic on its statistics2013.org site.

More and more companies, are interested on the services that this kind of professionals can provide to them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a startup, a middle-size company or a large corporation; everybody is loooking the “Holy Grail” of Data Science. Continue reading “2013: A great time to be a Data-Driven person”